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Definition 1: grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties) - [noun denoting attribute]

(preference is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

Definition 2: the right or chance to choose - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where preference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • given my druthers, I'd eat cake

Synonyms for preference in the sense of this definition

(preference is a kind of ...) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

"what option did I have?" "there is no other alternative" "my only choice is to refuse"

(... is a kind of preference ) the particular preference that you have

"it was his last wish" "they should respect the wishes of the people"

Definition 3: a predisposition in favor of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where preference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a predilection for expensive cars
  • his sexual preferences
  • showed a Marxist orientation

Synonyms for preference in the sense of this definition

(preference is a kind of ...) an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

Definition 4: a strong liking - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where preference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my own preference is for good literature
  • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

Synonyms for preference in the sense of this definition

(preference is a kind of ...) a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

"I've always had a liking for reading" "she developed a liking for gin"

(... is a kind of preference ) a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience

"martinis are an acquired taste"

(... is a kind of preference ) a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you

"he has a weakness for chocolate"

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